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Sidcup regeneration goes for gold

9 July 2012 No Comment

A new block of flats geared toward commuters in Kent is to be given a ‘golden shimmer’; perhaps a reflection of the Olympic year in which it is to be built.

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£20 million regeneration scheme

The Fold, situated in Sidcup, is part of a £20 million regeneration scheme which involves the demolition of an office block. It will be replaced with three connected buildings housing private accommodation, two new offices and a restaurant, whiteassociates.co.uk writes.

The residential tower will contain 98 apartments, ideal for those travelling to London due to its close proximity to Sidcup railway station – from which London Bridge, Charing Cross and Cannon Street can be reached within half an hour.

Distinctive golden shimmer

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The tower itself will be constructed ‘around a fixed core with floor plate offsets’ for a stunning, if not challenging design. Developer United House has chosen to install curved exterior cladding to the building’s facade, creating a ‘distinctive golden shimmer’ reminiscent of an Olympic winner’s medal. The artist’s impression shows a mixture of different textured cladding, from plain to basket-weave, all of which will add to The Fold’s unique appearance.

Transforming Sidcup town centre

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United House’s sales and marketing director, Antony Crovella, told build.co.uk that with its unusual architecture, The Fold is helping to transform Sidcup town centre.

“We have already had a huge amount of interest from first time buyers and young professionals who want to be part of this exciting new development,” he added.

Author: Elizabeth Smythe   Date Written: 28 June 2012

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